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Old 03-25-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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Single, divorced mom of a 16 year old girl and 18 year old boy.

My son has been easy, but my daughter on the other hand, has been a handful.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I've owned a teenager. I say owned because I paid a lot for those fancy shoes, the clothes, TV, phone, etc. It's sort of a running joke between the young adult and I.

I've also taken in a couple of youngsters - 18 to 21 - who could no longer live in the (dysfunctional) family home or who might have otherwise been homeless. It is a crazy world. A divorced Mom decides to remarry, throws her child in the direction of Dad who decides to not acknowledge that he fathered a child.

What is a kid to do? That kid came to my house... and stayed for a few months or longer. They're such slackers but they will take out the trash, shovel snow, and they are frighteningly good with computers and power tools.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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Single divored mom here who has been raising two boys for the last 13 years. I have 1 14 yr old who has taught himself to play the guitar after being in orchestra for 2 years. I also have a soon to be 18 yr old who is smart academically but may be socially inept at times. Both boys have the same parents but, they are like apples and oranges.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Eastwood, Orlando FL
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I have a 19 YO who no longer lives at home. She's about to start college and will be studying English Lit. I have an 18 YO son who is joining the Army to be an MP. MY youngest son turns 16 on April 5th.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
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Four children, two adult, two teens. And a nephew who lived with us awhile, which was not a bit the same as having my own. With the nephew, there's considerably less angst, because there's someone else to blame for his foibles and peccadilloes, and ultimately, someone else who had the final say.
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